Normandale News Mar. 7-11, 2016

By Information collected from submissions, and through postings on Normandale's website

Be Your Best Self Staff Development Conference
Tuesday, March 8, 8am-4pm | Keynote Speaker Liz Nead: 9am, Lorenz Auditorium
FOR FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY. Explore the concept of Active Leadership and hear lessons learned by our Keynote Speaker Liz Nead, a former community college student, during her adventure summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Additional sessions to choose from throughout the day. Light breakfast served at 8am, Fine Arts Foyer. 
Lunch provided at 12 noon, Garden Room - Kopp Student Center.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 952-358-8269.
Normandale Art Department presents
South Suburban High School Conference Art Exhibit and Award Ceremony
Tuesday, March 8, 6-8pm, Lorenz Auditorium and Fine Arts Gallery - Fine Arts Bldg.
Join us for an exhibit and award ceremony showcasing the following South Suburban Conference high schools: The School of Environmental Studies, Apple Valley, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Prior Lake and Rosemount. Each school will display up to 10 pieces of artwork that represent the best from their art programs. One Normandale award of Excellence,
15 awards of Merit and 5 awards of Excellence will be chosen from the entire show. Juror is Lazare Rottach, Normandale ceramics instructor. The Normandale Art Department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). 

To more information, email
Bloomington Human Rights Commission & League of Women Voters Bloomington present
Bridge to the Ballot - Teaching the Selma-to-Montgomery Legacy and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Tuesday, March 8, Bloomington Civic Plaza - 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Blmgtn.Refreshments and Registration - 6:30pm | Screening and Panel Discussion - 7pm
Moderator: Dr. Joyce Ester, President, Normandale Community College
Panel Guests: Dr. Artika Tyner, Professor, St. Thomas University; Susan Sheridan Tucker, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Minnesota

Attend a film screening and panel discussion with our very own Dr. Joyce Ester. This film tells the story of the courageous students, teachers and activists who led the nonviolent fight to win voting rights for African Americans in the South - one of the most significant victories in the civil rights era. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations requested.

To register, email For more information, call 952-563-4944.
Understanding  and Dealing  with 'Minnesota Nice'  in Higher Education
Wednesday, March 16, 2-3:30pm, P 0808 - Partnership Center
This 55-min. presentation by Corey Bonnema and Jerilyn Veldof, authors of Minnesota Nice: A Transplants' Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota is followed by 30 min. of small group work. Sponsored by the President's Diversity Council.
Normandale Student Night Forum
Thursday, March 17, 6pm, K 1450 - Kopp Student Center
We want to hear your voice about issues that you as a student have experienced during your time at Normandale. Join in the discussion with other students, Student Senate members and Normandale President Joyce Ester. Sponsored by Normandale Student Senate.
Normandale Community College Foundation presents
Normandale Performs | Mall of America
Saturday, March 19, 3-5pm, Mall of America, East Rotunda
The entire community is invited to enjoy the abundance of talent that Normandale students, faculty and staff have to share. Bring the family for an entertaining afternoon at MOA. Join in the fun and help support Normandale students!

For more information, contact the Foundation Office at 952-358-8147.
Campus Wellness
Weekly Group Fitness Classes
  • Mondays: Basic Strength, 2:15-2:45pm, A 1560
                      Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 3-4pm, A 1560
  • Wednesdays: Restorative Yoga, 2-3pm, A 1560
  • Thursdays: Beginner Vinyasa Yoga, 1-2pm, A 1560
  • Fridays: Boot Camp, 12 noon-12:45pm, A 1560
Intra/Extramural Sports
  • Ice Hockey: Tues. & Thurs., 1-2:30pm, Bloomington Ice Garden
  • Soccer: Mon. & Thurs., 4:30-6pm, Gym
  • Basketball: Wed., 3-6pm, Gym, begins
Open Gym
  • Volleyball: Tues., 3-6pm, Gym
  • Badminton: Tues., 3-6pm & Thurs., 2:30-4:40, Gym
Sign up at the Activities Desk or email
Mark Your Calendar!
  • March 7-12: Spring Break
  • March 14: Summer registration begins - current students
  • April 18: Fall registration begins - current students